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WEST NILE VIRUS DETECTED IN STATEN ISLAND MOSQUITOES (ZIP CODE 10312) – SENATOR LANZA OFFERS TIPS TO REDUCE EXPOSURE

Senator Lanza reminds Staten Islanders to take precautions in protecting themselves by reducing their exposure to mosquitoes by:

Using an approved insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus (not for children under 3), or products that contain the active ingredient IR3535.

July 12, 2011
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IN THE NEWS - STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE: Staten Island pol introduces 'Caylee's Law,' wants felony charges for parents who don't report missing kids

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- In wake of the controversial Casey Anthony murder trial in Florida, state Sen. Andrew Lanza has introduced a bill that would allow prosecutors to bring felony charges against parents who do not quickly report missing children.

The bill -- named "Caylee's Law" -- would make it a Class E felony for a parent or guardian who does not report a child in their custody missing within 24 hours of disappearance.

July 12, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA INTRODUCES “CAYLEE’S LAW” IN NY - Bill Would Create Felony Charge for Failing to Report a Child Missing

Senator Andrew Lanza has introduced “Caylee's Law” in New York State which would allow prosecutors to bring felony charges against parents who do not quickly report missing children. The bill would make it a class E Felony for a parent or guardian who does not report a child in their custody missing within 24 hours of disappearance.

July 11, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA PROVIDES FUEL EFFICIENCY TIPS

With gas prices at historically high levels, Senator Lanza urges motorists to take simple steps to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions during the busy summer travel season. The recommendations are part of an Eco-Driving Campaign sponsored by the I-95 Corridor Coalition, of which NYSDOT is a member.

 

July 11, 2011
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Staten Island Parks and Recreation Food Truck Festival 2011

 

Friday, July 15, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


FREE parking available south of Turtle Circle at Hunter Avenue

 

See attached flyer for more details.

July 15, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Former commander of Blazing Star Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, nominated for inclusion in Veterans' Hall of Fame

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - ROSSVILLE - A true-blue patriot, Jordan T. Czerniawski fought for his country in the Korean War. And long after his active-duty days were over, he pledged his time to local veterans while remaining a fixture in the community as an upstanding individual. Czerniawski was honored by state Sen. Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island) earlier this month with a nomination into the New York State Veterans' Hall of Fame. The Rossville resident's wife of 59 years, Phyllis, accepted the honor on his behalf. Czerniawski, 79, passed away last December. The Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize outstanding veterans in New York who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life.

July 11, 2011
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July 8, 2011
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City offers free inspections of decks and porches

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Islanders can request free inspections of their decks and porches through Aug. 1 with violations deferred if there are no immediate risks to public safety. Through Aug. 1, residents of the five boroughs can call 311 to request the free inspection to make sure they are in compliance with all city regulations under the No-Penalty Deck and Porch Inspection Program. Inspectors from the city Buildings Department will check for structural conditions, such as cracking, rotting, failed connections and other signs that can lead to a potential collapse. The agency will only take action to address structural concerns if there is an immediate risk to public safety.

July 7, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA INFORMS RESIDENTS HOW TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM CHARITY SCAMS

Following reports that a Long Island based charity allegedly spent millions of donor dollars on non-charitable expenses, Senator Andrew Lanza is reminding residents about several precautions they should take to avoid becoming victims of charity scams. 

July 7, 2011
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August 7, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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IN THE NEWS: Staten Island Advance Editorial - For want of a school bus . . .

If you snatch relatively safe yellow school bus service away from schoolchildren, even 13-year-olds, they are going to be more at risk getting to and from school on their own. The Bloomberg administration and the city Department of Education dispute this simple statement mightily, but it stands to reason. The truth of it was made starkly clear June 28 when a seventh-grader racing to catch a city bus after the final day of classes at the Staten Island School for Civic Leadership on Goethals Road North was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer truck. Aniya Williams, 13, was one of thousands seventh- and eighth-graders - most of them on Staten Island - who were denied the variances that had allowed them to get yellow school bus transportation before this school year.

July 6, 2011
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IN THE NEWS: Staten Island Advance - Bill to restore yellow bus service passes state Senate

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A bill to amend the state education law to mandate that the city Department of Education provide yellow school bus transportation to children in grades three through eight who live more than one mile from school passed the state Senate in the waning days of the Legislature last week. But it awaits action in the Assembly Education Committee, which could come if state lawmakers reconvene in a special session, possibly later in the summer. The Bloomberg administration yanked yellow bus service for seventh- and eighth-graders at the start of the school year last fall to save an estimated $2.1 million annually. Education officials argued that middle-school students citywide were old enough to take public transportation.

June 29, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LANZA’S BILL TO FORCE HHC TO MEET ITS OBLIGATION IN PROVIDING ADEQUATE FUNDING FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES ON STATEN ISLAND

The New York State Senate has passed legislation, S.2471, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Michael Cusick, which would require the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation to spend a minimum of ten percent of its budget on acute care and emergency room facilities in each borough.

June 24, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LANZA’S BILL TO RESTORE YELLOW SCHOOL BUS SERVICE TO STATEN ISLAND’S STUDENTS

The State Senate recently passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (Senate bill S.2328), which would require the Department of Education to provide yellow school bus transportation for students in New York City.

 

June 24, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LANZA'S BILL TO ENABLE COVERAGE FOR ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY


The New York State Senate passed a bill to potentially save chemotherapy patients thousands of dollars in pharmaceutical costs by ensuring that chemotherapy treatment, no matter how administered, is covered equally by insurance companies. The bill (S.3988), sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-C, Staten Island), would help patients by enabling oral chemotherapy – a treatment in pill form - to be covered by insurance as a chemotherapy treatment.

“There is absolutely no reason why life-saving medicines should be covered differently simply because of the way they are administered,” said Senator Lanza. “This bill is about keeping up with the times and the changing face of medicine.”

June 22, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA NOMINATES STATEN ISLAND VETERAN JORDAN CZERNIAWSKI TO THE NYS SENATE VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

Senator Andrew Lanza recently honored Jordan Czerniawski as his 2011 inductee to the New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame at a special ceremony in Albany Tuesday.  Czerniawski, a Korean War Vet and family man, passed away in December of 2010. His wife, Phyllis, accepted the honor on his behalf.

June 20, 2011
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STATEN ISLAND DELEGATION ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF PHRAGMITES FIRE PREVENTION BILL

Bill Will Empower Property Owners to Protect Themselves & Neighbors

               The New York State Senate and Assembly passed legislation that will help protect the residents of Staten Island from phragmites fueled fires.

June 17, 2011
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